SAP released low-code / no-code tools
At the SAP TechEd online conference in mid-November 2021, SAP presented low-code / no-code tools for developing business applications. The corporation argues that new solutions will help professionals and business users without development experience accelerate digital transformation in companies.
Extensions to low-code / no-code development capabilities are available within the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). They allow you to create new applications either without code at all, or using a visual interface, improving existing systems and automating complex tasks.
Using the SAP AppGyver framework for no-code development, SAP Business Application Studio for modular development, and SAP Process Automation for previewing solutions, companies will be able to attract talented people not only from IT, but also from other departments. For professional developers, SAP also offers a free SAP BTP tier model. It includes SAP HANA Cloud and SAP Integration Suite, as well as the new Horizon visual interface for SAP Fiori.
SAP Launches Circular Economy Software Solution
SAP announced the launch of the Responsible Design and Production solution, a tool designed to help companies create products that are sustainable.
As robust business rules, such as plastic taxes, are enacted, SAP Responsible Design and Production enables brands to accelerate their transition to closed-economy business practices. The new solution helps companies better control the flow of materials in their processes, including tracking and complying with rapidly changing regulations, especially with regard to food packaging and plastics.
The SAP cloud solution was developed in conjunction with Accenture on the SAP Business Technology Platform. The platform has already been tested by the world’s leading brands and is now available to the general public. This is the first product created as part of the SAP Plastic Cloud project.
SAP releases November 2021 security updates
On the 9th of November 2021, SAP released a total of 7 new and updated security notes. Two of them have High Priority severity ratings and one the highest Hot News note.
The vulnerability [CVE-2021-40501] Missing Authorization check in ABAP Platform Kernel has a CVSS rating of 9.6 and affects SAP ABAP Platform Kernel, Versions – 7.77, 7.81, 7.85, 7.86. The patch resolves a serious vulnerability in the trusted RFC technology stack, allowing an attacker to gain elevated privileges. Customers need to update their kernel version to fix this issue.
SAP also addressed the high severity authorization issue in SAP Commerce, which could also allow an authenticated user to escalate privileges. Marked as CVE-2021-40502 (CVSS score of 8.3), the vulnerability affects all installations using the Commerce Organization.
SAP also updated the October 2020 Security Note [CVE-2020-6369].